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Jul 17, 2011 2:00pm EDT
of the turnover to afghan security control in afghanistan and tomorrow general david petraeus scheduled to give up his command to the next general coming in from the united states to command the war. things are moving very rapidly in afghanistan but the security situation certainly remains very tenuous. fred? >> barbara starr in washington, thanks so much. let's go to kabul where we find david. what are you learning about this assassination? >> reporter: >> all right. it looks like we still need to work on audio problems there. we'll try to check back in with david ariosto when we can from kabul. >>> in the meantime, on to london, rebeka brooks was taken into police custody in connection with the phone hacking and police scandal. she's the head of the newspaper and becomes the tenth murdoch employee that has been arrested in this scandal. let's go to this story in london. rebekah brooks will answer questions before parliament about this hacking scandal. how shocking is today's arrest? >> it is pretty shocking. people expected the police to talk to her and she was expected to s
RT
Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
look at the afghanistan a general david petraeus leaves behind as he officially hands over command of the war today and we'll tell you about the most important geo location company that you've never heard of they've got a technology that governments all over the world are trying to buy up so i can have all of that and more for you tonight including a dozen happy hour but first let's take a look at what the mainstream media and society. well the debt limit talks still holding the country on the brink of a default average america's longest war coming under a new command there was one story of the mainstream media make sure to cover first this morning we're going to begin with casey anthony a free woman today her whereabouts a secret for the first time in three years casey anthony is no longer behind bars yesterday morning she did this and a lot of people were surprised they didn't sneak around of the back door to see anthony walked right out of the front door at this point she has baylor chips fall overboard. those surrounding her trying to protect her think it was for the short term th
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 3:00am PDT
morning to "morning joe." a milestone for general david petraeus as he hands over command of american forces in afghanistan. general john allen will assume the top spot as petraeus goes to new role as cia director. he'll maintain the momentum on the current campaign. the major issues surrounding the longest war now. editor and columnist for "the washington post," david ignatius, jack jacobs and mike barnicle as well as the combat veteran of the u.s. army, wes moore. >> david ignatius. david, of course you have returned from afghanistan. chaos continues. of course last week, karzai's half brother killed. the question is, how do we get out of there? are we going to get out of there? how does it affect the 2012 election. >> i have the sense, joe, when i was there that everybody understands that the president's speech is the beginning of the draw down that will end in 2014. u.s. troops are on the way out. the question for me is what can we accomplish in the remaining two and a half years to stabilize the country so it doesn't turn into a mess, the vacuum we saw before where al qaeda took
CBS
Jul 4, 2011 6:30pm EDT
where al qaeda still operates. general david petraeus is retiring from the army later this month and will become the new director of the c.i.a. mandy clark spoke with him today in kabul about the way forward in afghanistan. >> reporter: the last days of general david petraeus's command have been marked by two major events: the president's decision to begin withdrawing u.s. forces and days later an audacious attack on one of kabul's most important hotels. general petraeus told us the assault should not be seen as a setback. do you really think that the afghan security forces are ready if they can't protect a major hotel in the cap all? >> i can tell you that our special forces who were sporp not leading and not doing-- for the afghan forces who saw the crisis response unit said that they responded very courageously. in fact, that they took the loss of life with the wounded in action i think underscores that fact. >> reporter: but the training of afghan forces is uneven at best. witnesses at the hotel told us some afghan police ran away from the suicide assault. time for training afgha
RT
Jul 18, 2011 11:01pm EDT
retreats for politicians when she tells us about bohemian grove and general david petraeus handed over command of the afghan war today but will a new leader actually bring a different strategy look at some insight from lawrence wilkerson retired u.s. army colonel and former chief of staff to colin powell. wealthy british soil. from time to. market. why don't was really happening to the global economy with mike stronger no holds barred look at the global financial headlines. as you report. well after a year in charge general david petraeus has now officially handed over control of the afghan war to daniel john allen but could the rampant violence in just the last few days be a bad sign after the assassination of amin karzai as half brother last week on sunday night john muhammad got another karzai ally and former governor from the south of the country was killed in his home two afghans out of a group of thirty three who had been kidnapped last week or beheaded in western afghanistan allegedly for supporting the afghan government the police chief in kandahar and three other officers were
CBS
Jul 18, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> american troops in afghanistan have a new leader today. general david petraeus has handed over command to general john allen. general david petraeus steps down after a one-year continue in charge of 140,000 international troops. general david petraeus is moving to washington, d.c. to take over as director of the c.i.a. >>> a stage collapsed at a canadian concert. it sent thousands running for cover. at least eight people were injured when a stage at a cheap trick concert caved in. the stage fell as a severe thunderstorm hit. all of the people injured are expected to recover. >>> this noon there appears to be no downside for the state of new jersey because of the jersey shore. a new poll shows the reality show is not hurting the garden state's reputation. 43% who saw the show say they have a favorable impression of it. 41% that never saw the show also think the state is great. >>> the crew of the space shuttle atlantis is saying goodbye to those on the international space station before undocking tomorrow and landing in florida on thursday. that will mark the end of the space shuttle pr
CSPAN
Jul 3, 2011 10:30am EDT
david petraeus. he was joined as confirmation hearing by vice admiral william mcgraven, a member of the seal team that killed osama bin laden. and general james thurmond. this is about two hours, 25 minutes. >> good morning everybody. mccreary here to consider the three military nominations for command of some of the most >> witnesses this morning on what is truly a joint panel are general james thurmond, u.s. army nominated to be commander united nations command combined forces command that u.s. forces correa, vice admiral william mccraven as navy and nominated to be commander special operations, and lieutenant general john allen, a u.s. marine corps for rob portman to the grid of general and nominated to be commander of the nato international security assistance for u.s. forces in afghanistan. thank you all for your many years of great service to this nation and your willingness to serve once again let me extend our thanks to your families to support. i would invite each of you to introduce any family members or friends who may be here with you when you make your opening remarks.
WHUT
Jul 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
instead. >> general petraeus, the commander of nato forces in afghanistan, has stepped down from his job to head the cia. his successor now faces a tremendous task. with american forces slated to hand over control, there has been a spate of attacks as a sign of how difficult the transition is likely to be. more from our correspondent. good to see you. what is the legacy that general petraeus leaves behind? >> general petraeus came to afghanistan after receiving accolades for his stint in iraq. the general assessment here is that he has had a mixed review. he came here one year ago after 30,000 extra troops were worked in. that part of the surge in the southern provinces, like candy are, it is generally acknowledged that he has been fairly successful in containing the taliban in these areas. they even have a bit of a presence in the north. as seen over the weekend and last week, last week the president lost his half brother. the last night he lost another key presidential aide right here in kabul. it is clear that there are many challenges. his successor is under no illusion that the
CSPAN
Jul 1, 2011 6:00am EDT
. if confirmed, the general will have big boots to fill and succeeding general petraeus commander of the 49 member international security assistance force coalition and u.s. forces afghanistan. like general petraeus, general allen brings an in-depth understanding of the complexities of the counterinsurgency effort based on his own experience as the commander in anbar province in iraq. working with the sunni awakening the marines and anbar succeeded in getting local sunni tribal leaders to reject the insurgency and instead support the iraqi government and its the deputy commander at u.s. central command general ellen has developed a regional perspective on issues affecting the region in afghanistan. he will be the first marine to serve as the top commander in afghanistan. the number one priority will be implementing president obama's decision last week to accelerate the transition of security responsibility to afghan forces and start bringing the u.s. surged forces home. as all land by the president, 10,000 u.s. troops will be withdrawn by the end of this year and the remaining 23,000
RT
Jul 5, 2011 10:00pm EDT
showed you how the mainstream media just completely blatantly ignore general david petraeus being on the hill and testify to take over as director of the cia he also blatantly ignored we tried it general john allen who's taking over petraeus is all job testifying on the hill and listen i know these men don't have the looks of casey anthony but come on people they're only going to be heading our longest war and our intelligence agency anyway if we take one more look at some of the military statistics that come out you can see exactly what petraeus is leaving behind for starters is the whole hearts and minds counterinsurgency strategy now we're just getting back to bombing people from the sky you see since petraeus rickover. in afghanistan coalition warplanes fired weapons and dropped bombs by a thousand eight hundred and thirty one times at the sixty five percent increase in the twelve months prior to that. even wonder want to know how much those five thousand eight hundred thirty one bombs and weapons cost not to mention of course the lives that may have been lost so billion lives an
NBC
Jul 4, 2011 5:30pm PDT
attorneys say if she does that, he will sue her for slander. >>> overseas today general david petraeus spent his last fourth of july as commander of the u.s. forces in afghanistan. he met with american troops in the war zone, and just two weeks before heading home to take on his new job as cia director, he spoke one on one with nbc about america's mission. >> happy fourth of july to all of you. >> reporter: it's his eighth fourth of july in a combat zone, but the last in uniform for general david petraeus. he spent the day visiting some of the thousands of u.s. troops stationed in afghanistan. a farewell tour for a general many consider a rock star who found himself asking these tough as nails troops to just relax. >> the best way to relax is to put your hands in your pockets. that means you right there. go ahead. in fact, i'll put them in my pockets, too, here. >> reporter: credited with helping turn the iraq war around, petraeus was tapped by president obama a year ago to do the same in afghanistan. he admits it hasn't been easy. >> i never felt we could flip afghanistan the way we were ab
PBS
Jul 30, 2011 12:00pm PDT
same basic problems, not enough credit to solve the housing market. >> general david petraeus is regarded as one of america's best and brightest. he's about to begin a new job as head of the cia. our diplomatic editor has been talking to general petraeus on his way home from afghanistan about america's longest war and other matters. >> nato forces in afghanistan have a new commander. general david petraeus is on the way home. he had been expected to serve longer but has been recalled to head the cia. the force he is leaving behind is now being quicker than he recommended. the insurgency has shown itself capable of hitting back with the assassinations and spectacular attacks. nato insists that they're winning. i asked the general what the possible grounds for optimism could be. >> what we have seen now is developing into a trend. in fact, this past week, yet again the level of insurgent attacks was lower, over 20% lower than the level of attacks in the same week last year. that makes nine of the last 13 weeks in which this has taken place in which the levels of attacks are lower t
NBC
Jul 4, 2011 11:00pm EDT
troops there on his last independence day celebration in a uniform. general petraeus spoke at reenlistment ceremonies. soldiers talked about how they felt protecting their country this independence day. >> you feel the honor, especially when you have a general like general petraeus. it makes it feel a lot more important to me. >> petraeus also said today that the focus of troops will move from caliban strongholds to the border of pakistan. unintended consequences, tonight to new research shows that a diet soda may have the opposite defect. >> to say that there is no evidence to connect casey anthony to kaylee's death ignores all of the evidence. >> tonight you will hear prosecutors last pitch to send the defendant to death row. >> most of the ring is to the south and west of us. find out where the rain is and the forecast coming up just a minute. honey, why aren't you playing with your friends? i am playing with my friends. hey, mrs. d... joseph? sarah! it's mommy's turn now. let's go. [ male announcer ] the average home has over four internet-connected devices. we were gonna
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
as taking out a mortgage or loan clearer and more transparent. >>> general david petraeus hands over command of afghanistan. the outgoing top commander of nato forces transferred authority to marine lieutenant john allen. petraeus plans to retire from the army before taking over as cia director on september the 6th. >>> former south african president nelson mandela celebrating his 93rd birthday with his family by his side as birthday wishes pour in from around the world. here are a few of them. >> happy birthday. >> happy birthday. ♪ happy birthday to you ♪ happy birthday >> the united nations and nelson mandela have one request, asking each person to devote 67 minutes to helping others, one minute for every year of mandela's own service to humanity. 67 minutes. that's a challenge we can all rise to. >>> this typhoon is headed for japan. that's got workers scrambling to protect a reactor at yeah been's crippled nuclear plant. even though the typhoon is expected to strike well south of the plant, authorities say they are not taking chances. typhoon ma-on is expected to make l
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
hospital's spokesman tells cnn he has since regained consciousness. >>> hours ago general david petraeus performed his last act as commander of nato forces in afghanistan. he handed off authority to the new komd ander john allen. petraeus is retiring from the army at the end of the month. he will be taking over as director of the cia in september. >> that's right. the government not able to pay its bills is looming large they are morning. the clock ticks towards the deadline. 16 days now and counting. the president and congressional lead remember pecked to meet again this week. last week wasn't all that successful. at the same time, the senate will begin debating a scaled-back fallback plan. both sides say they are optimistic they will strike a deal. >> i'm confident cooler heads will prevail. at tend we will not allow the united states to default on its debt despite the fact some people think that would be okay. >> if the president keeps insisting on raising taxes on american workers, there's not going to be a deal. i do think, however, that republican leaders will not allow the country
FOX News
Jul 18, 2011 3:00pm EDT
the stage give way. >>shepard: thank you from new york city. general petraeus handing over command of america's longest war as the united states prepares to begin with drawing from afghanistan. general petraeus took over in that country a year ago after the predecessor made controversy los angeles comments to "rolling stone," magazine. the general is leaving to head the c.i.a. and leaving the successor a war that is far from over. and now, from san diego, author of "the world's most dangerous place." how do you see things? >>guest: well, most of the heavy lifting the next few years will be wrapping things up and transferring security operations to the afghan people. this is the right man for the job because general petraeus was a temporary slot, anyway. >>shepard: the men in charge who were in the opposition to president obama's party today i have heard on the radio and elsewhere saying, well, he is pulling out just as we were having a chance to win, and things were getting better and the strategy was right. what is your observation of this? >>guest: well, general petraeus' surge stra
CSPAN
Jul 14, 2011 8:00pm EDT
. holly petraeus the wife of general david petraeus is now working at the bureau as the head of the office of servicemember of fairs to educate servicemembers and banks about their legal rights and obligations. they have joined with our nations top uniform lawyers to judge advocate general to protect silver servicemembers from the predatory practices of these banks. it to back them on the side of servicemembers and other homeowners across the country who have been the victims of these illegal, and i emphasize it legal, actions. in my opinion none of our troops fighting overseas in iraq or afghanistan or anywhere else should also have to fight their banks back home just to keep a roof over their heads of their loved ones. and by the way a number of these actions have already been admitted to live the banks. over the past six months i have urged this committee to conduct a thorough, thorough bipartisan investigation of the systemic abuses. initially we had positive signs. on february 11 we formally adopted the committee's oversight plan, the blueprint for our investigative priorities.
RT
Jul 18, 2011 9:00am EDT
dear what it does seem to me though timing wise when you have betrayers general petraeus who was a commander in afghanistan now going directly as the head of the cia there is a possibility that we ourselves united states you know is a leading force or a force that stepping away the united states itself is picking a new side that possibility cannot be. investigated so i see you meant she time you mentioned timing there in reference to the leave date of general petraeus but do you think there's any other significance in that when the timing of these attacks is happening on afghan officials they grow something to just as the u.s. hands if you count a local forces in parts of the country what do you think the taliban try to cheat. well you know i don't have insight into what they're trying to achieve certainly they would like to have their country back and they would probably like to have you know kate back the country as they had if you remember before we invaded we worked closely united states work closely with the taliban we were working deals for oil we were you know friendly with
FOX News
Jul 18, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. ♪ geico, saving people money on more than just car insurance. >> shepard: general david petraeus handing over command of america's longest war as the united states prepares for a gradual withdrawal from afghanistan. general petraeus took over there a year ago after his predecessor general stanley mcchrystal made those controversial comments to rolling stone magazine. general petraeus will now head the cia. during his year in afghanistan, the general managed the arrival of 30,000 extra u.s. forces which we are led to believe helped to stop the momentum of a growing taliban led injure genesee. but the war is far from over. jennifer griffin with the news tonight live from the pentagon. general, david petraeus is leaving as the taliban targets the afghan's president's inner circle, i guess. >> that's right. general petraeus is now on route back to the u.s. he transition the with marine general john allen today in afghanistan. he is leaving behind 100,000 u.s. troops. 33,000 of them will be brought home by september of next year. all of them by 2014. >> you have shown initiative, determinatio
CNN
Jul 18, 2011 6:00am PDT
. >>> general david petraeus, outgoing top commander at the nato forces giving up his command today. petraeus is officially retiring from the military, not staying retire for the record very long, getting ready to take over the cia. >>> phone hacking scandal in the uk still growing. in the last few minutes the assistant commissioner at scotland yard is resigning over his post. over the weekend, this woman, news of the world editor, rebecca brooks was arrested and release bid police. she is still expected to testify before british lawmakers tomorrow about the scandal. >>> all right. now talk of a possible, yet stunning casualty of the british tabloid skanltcandal, rupert mu himself. questioning whether he needs to be replaced. jeffrey mccracken is pieering into the boardroom for us. what are you learning about the behind-the-scenes maneuvering on the board of new s corp? >> thanks for having me on. they feel like the quality of information and the information flow, if you will, from the company to the board has not been very good. what i mean by that is they haven't really told the board what's c
FOX
Jul 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
petraeus handed over command of the war to marine general john allen. pet yous is returning to washington to direct the -- petraeus is returning to washington to direct the cia. today's handover comes as the u.s. starts pulling troops out of afghanistan and gradually transferring security to local forces. >>> up next were maryland voters told to stay away from polls on election day? the robocall controversy goes to court and one of the people facing criminal charges speaks out. >>> plus check out some of the other stories on our rundown tonight. the news edge at 11:00 is coming right back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  >>> it's been months since the last race for governor for maryland ended, but the controversy over thousands it of robocalls made election day is just heating up. two political consultants working for former governor robert ehrlich are facing criminal charges. fox 5's laura evans reports. >> was there in any way an effort to discredit african american voters? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: julius hensick hired to work as p
PBS
Jul 30, 2011 4:00pm PDT
update. >> general david petraeus hands over command of american and coalition forces in afghanistan to general john allen. transferring responsibility for the nearly ten-year war. general allen saying he will support the campaign to draw down u.s. forces and transition some areas to afghan control but acknowledges that it will not be easy. >> there will be tough days ahead. and i have no illusions about the challenges we will face. challenges we will face together. >> generalá6 petraeus who commanded international forces in afghanistan for one year is retiring from the military, to become the director of the central intelligence agencagenc. >>> an extreme heat wave is spreading across the country. heat advisories and warnings in place from texas to michigan as temperatures and humidity send the heat index soaring into triple digits in areas. the blistering heat is expected to move east. with no end in sight, cities are opening cooling centers and warning residents to be aware of signs of heatstroke. >>> harry potter cast its biggest spell yet on movie sw goers. the eigh
FOX
Jul 18, 2011 12:00pm PDT
petraeus handed over command of american and coalition forces in afghanistan to general john allen this. is video of the handover ceremony in kabul today. petraeus steps down after one year in charge of the more than 140,000 international troops in the country. he's retiring from the army to become director of the cia. general allen will oversee the drawdown. u.s. forces that started earlier in the month. and nelson mandela is celebrating his 93rd birthday today and he got a special gift. ♪ happy birthday ♪ >> earlier today, students in south africa sang a special version of "happy birth day" before starting this their is lessons. people are being called on to mark the day with 67 minutes of volunteer work. each minute represents a remember of his public service. >>> well, a mostly sunny monday compared to a mostly cloudy sunday morning we do have some patchy fog there. at least temperatures are coming up ever-so slightly. there is a system working its way to the north and the sea breeze has started to develop out of the west. we haven't lost that -- lost that in the longest ti
PBS
Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm PDT
assistance force from his predecessor general david petraeus in kabul on monday. petraeus will become director of the u.s. intelligence agency later this year. >> i will continue to support in every way possible the recruiting with, the training, the preparation and equipping and the fielding and the employment of the afghan national security forces. >> the first of the 100,000 u.s. forces stationed in afghanistan have already withdrawn from the country. in some parts of afghanistan, secured authority has been transferred to local governments. the. security situation remains volatile. an aide of hamid karsai was killed and his brother was shot last week. s. >>> next are our series "the road ahead." we face the struggles facing japan's fisheries. japan used to have one of the largest fisheries. it accounted for more than 24% of the nation's production. but the earthquake and tsunami changed everything. the nation's fishery suffered over $15 billion worth of damage. and the amount is still rising. the port once had the largest had the largest shark haul in japan. it was also famous for
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 12:00pm EDT
afghanistan. general david petraeus officially handed over command today to marine lieutenant- general john allen. general petraeus will become the next cia director in september. nato has begun the first phase of handing over security to afghan forces. >>> coming up more fallout from the hacking scandal and threatening a media empire. an executive arrested and the scandal is stretching to the top of scotland yard. >>> also, what does the future hold for casey anthony? >>>>> today will be in hot. >> the heat is on, dangerous temperatures stretching across 40 states. how soon will the >>> the fallout from the phone hacking scandal is widening. now two top police officers in britain have resigned. the chief of scotland yard's stepped down last night. then this morning the assistant commissioner resigned. this comes hours after a former news of the world" editor rebekah brooks was arrested and questioned about the alleged criminal activity. >> the detectives normally work monday through friday. it's unusual for someone be working on a sunday. there could be exceptions. >> prime m
ABC
Jul 15, 2011 12:00pm EDT
one. he also planned to target general david petraeus then the commander in afghanistan and the current cia director. >> is difficult but not impossible to shoot down either general petraeus or the president's plane. the reality is because of the counter measures and other planes and helicopters in the air, not a likely scenario. >> investigators do not believe the planning got very far. >>> is a major step forward in the rebel struggle to topple moammar khaddafi. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says the white house has decided to recognize the rebels as libya's legitimate government. more than 30 nations joined the u.s. in calling the national transitional council libya's legitimate leader. that means the u.s. will be able to fund the opposition. the rebel advance has stalled for weeks despite nato air strikes in support. >>> casey anthony will get her first taste of freedom in two days but hurt legal troubles are far from over. a judge is hearing a defamation lawsuit against her in an orlando courtroom. a woman says she malign her reputation when she made up a baby sit
NBC
Jul 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
indicate he wanted to target president obama and general david petraeus and the ten-year 9/11 anniversary including a possible plot to attack official aircraft, like air force one, marine one and general petraeus's helicopter. as we said, u.s. officials stress that there's no evidence that any of this ever got past the discussion stage with now former associates. >>> in this country, in d.c., the battle over the federal budget slogged through another day today. and the president used home field advantage, that podium in the white house briefing room to press his side of the argument with republicans on the hill and the stakes for the u.s. economy could not be higher with that august 2 deadline looming. our chief white house correspondent chuck todd is among the questioners and is with us from the briefing room. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. this much we know, this debt ceiling is likely to get raised. but this idea that somehow there was going to be a grand bargain, deficit reduction, entitlements, all tied together with this debt ceiling, even the pre
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 4:30am EDT
this morning. marine corps general john allen has taken authority from general david petraeus. he told the crowd gathered for the change of command ceremony in kabul he is confident a peaceful afghanistan will prevail but there's many challenges ahead. general petraeus plans to retire from the army at the end of august and will take over as the head of the cia in september. >>> hillary clinton is on a two- day visit to new dely. she is expected to meet with indian leaders to talk about improving the relations with pakistan and the economy. it comes less than a week after a series of explosions in new buy left 19 -- mumbai that left 19 det. no one claimed responsibility for the attacks. >>> they are trained to keep us safe when we need them the most. a cheating scandal rocks baltimore's fire academy. >> reporter: the charry hill road bridge opens today -- chery hill road bridge opens today and that makes -- cherry hill road bridge opens today and that makes a lot of people happy. >>> and high temperatures maintain the grip across the south and midwest. what people are doing to try
FOX
Jul 18, 2011 4:30am PDT
near the mountain have been relocated to safer areas. >>> general david petraeus handed over forces in afghanistan today to general john allen. petraeus steps down after one year in charge of 140,000 international troops in the country. he's retiring from the army to become director of the cia. he will see the draw down of u.s. forces that started earlier this month. >>> under scoring the continued violence in afghanistan while the hand over ceremony was taking place in kabul. three native troops were killed. nato did not identify the nationalities of the troops killed. most of the troops in the east are american. >>> police near san diego are investigating two deaths at the mansion of a pharmaceutical ceo. six-year-old mack died yesterday almost a week after falling down the stairs of the mansion of his father. two days after the boy's fall, jonas' girlfriend was found dead hanging nude from a balcony with her hands and feet bound. they have not ruled out suicide in the girlfriend's death and have not found a connection between the two. neighbors are concerned. >> it's a surprise abso
ABC
Jul 9, 2011 6:00pm EDT
petraeus, agreed with the assessment that al qaeda is on the run. and reinforced the call to keep pressure on all al qaeda leaders. >> you have to whack all the moles simultaneously. this is a network. you must pressure the terrorist network wherever it is. >> reporter: on the war in afghanistan, general petraeus made news today. he said for the first time in five years, last year, the numbmb of insurgent attacks in afghanistan actually went down. david? >> david, thank you. >>> at the white house tonight, they are preparing for tomorrow's high-stakes meeting. president obama and leaders from both parties, their own sunday roundtable, dealing with the looming debt crisis. economists warn in weeks, the federal government will default on its loans, saying the consequences could be devastating, unless congress raises the amount of money this country can borrow. we turn to christiane amanpour, host of "this week." the two have talked about the trillions of cuts on the table. but it's not enough. how does the president try to break the stalemate now? >> that's why he's having this mini
NBC
Jul 18, 2011 4:30am EDT
petraeus stepped down from his post as the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. there was a change of command ceremony this morning where he officially gave control of the mission to lieutenant colonel david rodriguez. general petraeus plans to retire from the army at the beginning of august and assume the cia director's job on september 6th. >>> ahead a heartbreaker for the u.s. women. this morning why one young fan has become an internet sensation. >>> duke and duchess of cambridge invited by the queen to scotland. apparently, this is the first time kate has been invited to the balmoral estate. the queen spends time there every september. >>> it's going to be a steamy week starting out this monday morning. let's get the latest on the weather today with veronica johnson in the storm center. >> today is going to be one of those days, in fact one of those weeks, coming right through the weekend where you're going to want to stay hydrated. temperatures this morning running in the 70s already. it's 76 degrees at reagan national airport. they've got a light wind out of the south and south
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 2:30am PDT
petraeus officially handing over command of coalition forces in afghanistan. that happens today. general john allen is taking over for petraeus as he moves over to take over cia allen says he plans to maintain current campaign. nato forces are beginning an initial handover of military enforcement to afghan troops, specifically in a central province. there are currently more than 150,000 forces in afghanistan, including 100,000 american soldiers. it comes as taliban says it killed a key adviser to president hamid karzai as well as a member of parliament in kabul this weekend. this just one week after karzai's half brother was gunned down by a member of his own security team. the taliban also took responsibility for that assassination. nato also says an explosion killed three service members in eastern afghanistan. this morning. >>> still ahead today on "way too early," if you still have a knot in your stomach from yesterday's world cup finals match between u.s. and japan, you're certainly not the only one. we'll show you the full heart-breaking highlights if you missed them ahead in sport
FOX News
Jul 9, 2011 7:00pm EDT
packed and first the meeting with the top u.s. commander general petraeus here and holding a face to face with afghan hamid karzai. they want to with draw 23,000 troops. >> david piper is on the phone from kabul. >> the newly appointed defense secretary arrive went straight in the talks with afghan president karzai and he said the draw down of u.s. troops. he hopes to drive the taliban to peace talks in that period so there can be a reconcilation in this country and the defense secretary w upbeat about killing out al-qaida. >> targeting the new al-qaida chief saw al-zawahri. he said the al-qaida leader may be just over the border in pakistan's northwestern tribal areas . general petraeus who leaves the post this month to lead the cia said al-qaida isurped intense pressure. >> there is enormous damage done to al-qaida in the tribal areas. that is above and beyond the killing of osama bin laden. it does hold the prospect, of really a strategic defeat if you will. a dismanteling of al-qaida. >> and general petraeus said he does believe al-qaida is on the run. back to you, harris. >> bac
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